Air

The St. Louis Region / Impressive Air Resources

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport consists of:

  • Two terminals
  • Five concourses
  • Nine mainline passenger airlines
  • Three all-cargo airlines
  • Charter carriers
  • Four expansive runways
    • 11,000 feet
    • 9,000 feet
    • 9,000 feet
    • 7,600 feet

And both FedEx and UPS have regional hub operations nearby.

MidAmerica Airport serves as the region’s second full service commercial airport. It has a 10,000-foot and an 8,000-foot runway and serves cargo, passenger and military flights from the adjacent Scott Air Force Base, home of the U.S. Transportation Command.

Both airports allow 24-hour-per-day operations with no curfew or noise limitations, offer ample acreage adjacent to the airports for development with interstate and rail access, and have the capacity to move major cargo internationally.

Other regional airports include Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis Regional Airport and St. Louis Downtown Airport.

Spirit of St. Louis Airport is the area’s largest regional airport, located in St. Louis County. It recently renovated its main runway and parallel taxiways. The airport is home to over 500 aircraft and two full runways.

St. Louis Downtown Airport is just across the river from Downtown in Sauget, IL and provides quick access to the downtown area. It is located in a 1,013 acre site with an industrial-business park. In 2011 the airport completed a $7.4 million runway reconstructopm project to accommodate large aircraft such as the Boeing 757. The airport is owned by METRO which runs St. Louis’ bus and light rail commuter system.

St. Louis Regional Airport is 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis in East Alton, IL and serves a diverse clientele – from corporate aircraft and general aviators to the U.S. military and regional aircraft makers. At 2,300 acres, the airport is Illinois’ fourth largest, handling an average of 80,000 operations per year.